Bereavement Support Group: Parents Who Lost a Child - 1177 Avenue of the Americas
February 12, 2013 - Midtown
COPE, a grief and healing organization dedicated to supporting parents and families living with the loss of a child, hosts a monthly support group in New York City for bereaved parents, facilitated by a licensed social worker. Call executive director Karen Flyer at 516-484-4993 for more information. RSVP required.
Growing Dollars and Sense Teen Virtual Investment Club - Brooklyn Public Library, central branch
February 13, 2013 - Prospect Heights
Teens learn about investing and banking by managing their own virtual investments.
'Kiss Me Again' Valentine's Day Book Signing with Rachel Vail - Bank Street Bookstore
February 14, 2013 - Morningside Heights
Crushes, kisses, and forbidden love? Sounds like Valentine's Day with author Rachel Vail. Meet Rachel as she signs copies and reads from her new book "Kiss Me Again." Enjoy a love-packed event with Valentine's treats, a "Kissy Face" word game, and prizes.
The follow-up to "If We Kiss," Rachel Vail's addictive story of first kisses and heartbreak, "Kiss Me Again" at long last answers the question of what happens when a crush so off-limits it has to be a fantasy suddenly becomes something very real.
Family Art Project: A Desert Under Glass - Wave Hill
February 16, 2013 - Bronx
Take a visit to Wave Hill's Cactus and Succulent House and leave winter behind. Spend some time sketching and painting the exotic desert dwellers, then, using sand and paint, make a desert mirage.
Fractured Fables Puppet Theatre - Bank Street Bookstore
February 16, 2013 - Morningside Heights
Come see this improvisational audience-participation puppet show with live music, where you choose which classic tales are retold with a twist of comedy. Each show is unique and will feature special guests.
Super Sabado: Carnival! - El Museo del Barrio
February 16, 2013 - Harlem
Grab your familia and come celebrate this jubilant tradition with music, costumes, dance workshops, and fun art-making activities for all ages.
14th CHINATOWN LUNAR NEW YEAR PARADE & FESTIVAL -
February 17, 2013 - Chinatown
A colorful spectacle featuring floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dancers, antique cars, beauty queens, Asian & Hispanic musical performers, magicians and acrobats, and local organizations. The floats will feature various cultural performances and special guests. Over 6,000 individuals will march in the Parade, which will span every major street in Chinatown. This is the biggest winter parade in the East Coast and a national and international tourist attraction. Elected officials, celebrities and community leaders are scheduled to take part in the Parade, which will be covered by local, national and international media. An outdoor cultural festival will take place at the Sara Roosevelt Park by Canal St & Forsyth St that will feature booths and performances by musicians, dancers, and martial artists.
Inclusive Weekend Classes - Children's Museum of the Arts
Through February 28, 2013 - SoHo
An opportunity for children with physical disabilities ages 7 and older and their able-bodied siblings or friends to participate in a drop-off art class together.
This program is intended to make the museum's art-making accessible to all needs and provide an opportunity for siblings to spend time with each other and with peers who have similar experiences.If a child with a physical disability doesn't have a sibling to attend the session with him or her, the child may bring along a friend instead.
Each session offers a new workshop that is designed to meet the needs of the participants. This program is staffed with CMA teaching artists and a licensed occupational therapist(s).?This program is based on a class-like model in which the teaching artists and the OT work to facilitate the group experience, with a keen eye towards the special needs of the participants;?if your child requires dedicated one-on-one attention you should consider bringing a paraprofessional or other adult to help facilitate your child's experience.
Parents are encouraged to drop off their children, though they are welcome to stay if they wish or remain close by in another part of the museum.
To sign up for a session, discuss your child's needs with the program director in advance of the session. Contact Rachel for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Baby Play Group - Franciscan Community Center
Through March 12, 2013 - Upper West Side
This free baby class for parents and caregivers meets on Tuesdays from 10am-12pm. It will include toys, music, and relevant topics for discussion. Come out of the cold and make some new friends.
Grand by Design: A Centennial Celebration of Grand Central Terminal - Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall
Through March 15, 2013 - Midtown East
This dramatic multimedia installation focuses on Grand Central Terminal's century-long lifespan and reveals how the iconic building, on the verge of changing the way New Yorkers travel over the next decade, shaped modern New York and determines its future.
Presented by the New York Transit Museum.
R&R @ the JCC - The JCC In Manhattan
Through March 23, 2013 - Upper West Side
R&R Saturdays are free at the JCC. Make your Shabbat afternoon special and share in your community. Workshops, art, yoga, meditation, food, music, study sessions, film, creative art projects, spa experiences, and both indoor and outdoor play. There are programs for both children and adults. All are welcome.
Shababa™ Saturday Mornings with Karina - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side
Celebrate the joys of Shabbat with the Shababa™ community in this intergenerational family Shabbat experience including singing, art projects, playground visits, holiday themed celebrations, and more. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.
Shababa™ Saturday Club - 92Y
Through May 25, 2013 - Upper East Side
Let your child explore and expand their connection to Shabbat, Jewish holidays, and Jewish values in a warm, informal communal setting. The staff will engage them through creative and traditional approaches. Saturdays, ongoing, 10:30am-12pm.